(View exact match)striationCATEGORY: lithics
DEFINITION: Microscopic scratches, grooves, or channels on stone tools which often reveal the direction of force and the nature of tool use.
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DEFINITION: Decoration made by drawing the fingers or a tool across the body of a vessel, resulting in either a series of horizontal grooves or random groups of striations.use-wear striaeSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: use-wear stigmata
DEFINITION: Polish, striations, breakage, or minor flaking which develop on a tool's edge during use. Microscopic examination and study of the wear may indicate the past function of tools.